About Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade Jean Pierre de Caussade was one of the most remarkable spiritual writers of the. Abandonment to Divine Providence. With Letters of Father de Caussade on the Practice of Self-Abandonment. By: Jean-Pierre De Caussade. Abandonment to Divine Providence has ratings and reviews. booklady French writer JEAN PIERRE DE CAUSSADE () believed that the.

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Its passive exercise consists in the loving acceptance of all that God sends us at each moment. S8 Self-guidance a Mistake.

Your wiles and violence are just favours from Heaven. S4 The Revelations proovidence God. This garden resembles no other, for among all the flowers there are no two alike, or that can be described as being of the same species, except in the fidelity with which they respond to the action of the Creator, in leaving Him free to do as He pleases, and, on their side, obeying the laws imposed on them by their nature.

This book is broken into 2 books, 6 chapters and 54 sections.

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His book teaches us to totally abandoned ourselves to God’s will and to live in the present moment. Henceforth, without entertaining vain thoughts and false ideas about sanctity, let us be content to love him unceasingly and walk humbly in the path he has marked out for us, where all seems so trivial in our own and in the eyes of the world” But someday might never have come.

When we are obsessed in spite of ourselves by these worrying revisions let us be faithful in making jean-pierfe continual sacrifice of them to the sovereign Master. S7 On the Attainment of Peace. Retrieved from ” https: I consecrate this day entirely to Your love and to Your greater glory. Let God act, and xe us do what He requires of us; this is the Gospel; this is the general Scripture, and the common law. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Such souls are like molten metal filling whatever vessel God chooses to pour them into” Deep within those shadows is the hand of God to support and carry us to complete self-abandonment. Unlike many other spiritual jean-pifrre, like T of Avila and J of the Cross, there is no ‘process’ towards holiness for Caussade. He is loved at first for his gifts, but when these are no longer perceptible, he is at least loved for himself. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Sacrifice, the Foundation of Sanctity II. A classical book and yet very alive and of all seasons. This year old compilation of Fr Jean-Pierre de Cassade’s letters and notes deserves a great deal of respect for its author’s depth of devotion to a doctrine predominated by living in an abandonment only to God’s will.

No, poor fool, the simple soul fears you not at all. Sanctification, perfection, salvation, guidance, and humility are your responsibility.

A reminder to trust radically in God, to make space for the spontaneity of surrender. For the most part I found the letters to be tedious, repetitious, and of limited value. Jesus Christ is its supreme mouthpiece.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

It is, possibly, with this view that God permits all these troublesome and trying imaginations. I think this is one of the best books of spiritual guidance that I’ve every read.

It is not that you are going to be holy but that you are being now. I like this skinny little book. Lists with This Book. Reading books about it only makes it worse. There’s also something challenging but sometimes wonderful about the non-modernity of the translation I’m reading — translated by Algar Thorold and edited by John Joyce S. I found this book to be very timely. He has ro for us, so leave it to him.

Excited to see what God has in mind for me to learn through Caussade’s writing! With God, the more we seem to lose, the more we gain. The edition of this book had this same cover on it. S4 Distrust of Self. The image that I have is akin to that of childbirth. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul.


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What does not make sense now, does not matter. This is the first book in a new series called Provifence Catholic Classics. Francis de Sales, touches in gy uniquely loving and gentle way on the sufferings on the soul immersed in the dark night of the spirit, offers guidance on ways of contemplation and the attainment of true humility, which, as the author asserts, is the prerequisite of self-knowledge preparing the way for the love of God which the purified soul must enter through the cloud of unknowing.

And yet he misled even her, for, while she was looking for him as she knew him, he appeared to her as a gardener. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you double left click the cover or left click “covers” in the menue aboveyou will see that the author listed on the cover is Jean-Pierre de Caussade, not John Beevers.

Profit by them then, and God will bless you.

The book is also available in other translations, one alternatively titled The Sacrament of the Present Moment. The letters offer many concrete examples of how to find God’s will in your life and how to put it into practice.